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Sefa Utaki (斎場御嶽)


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Sefa Utaki is a historical site located in Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture. In December 2000 it was designated as part of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Within Sefa Utaki there are six Ibi (sacred areas), from one of which, Sangui, there is a wonderful view of Kudaka Island (known as the “Island of the Gods”). Sefa Utaki is still venerated as a sacred place, and many people come to pray here.


Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudeken (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0989491899

[Mar.--Octo.] 9:00-18:00 (Latest entry 17:30, final ticket sale 17:15)
[Nov.--Feb.] 9:00-17:30 (Latest entry 17:00, final ticket sale Sale 16:45)

Review of Sefa-Utaki

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/05/10 Heritage site (Oct 2019)
It is nearby Cape Chinen Park which we whisked by from.
The carpark is pretty near the ticket office to purchase admission tickets. Thankfully the staff at the ticket office briefed us on the way to...
Reviewed:2020/03/07 Unesco site for a short visit
A place of worship for the local Ryukyu people. Was a little confusing as the park was quite a distance from the parking area. There was a one hour movie on the place, which was not too exciting...
Reviewed:2020/02/29 Very interesting site to visit
It was very stunning to see such a large stone structure. As you go through the stones, you can feel the cool temperature under the stones compared to the open air temperature. I will keep my reviews...

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Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudeken [map]
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
[Mar.--Octo.] 9:00-18:00 (Latest entry 17:30, final ticket sale 17:15)
[Nov.--Feb.] 9:00-17:30 (Latest entry 17:00, final ticket sale Sale 16:45)
2020/6/21-6/23, 11/15-11/17, 2021/6/10-6/12, 11/5-11/7
[Admission fee]
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 300yen
[Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students)] 150yen
[Group] 200yen (* Adults 20 people and above)
* Admission ticket is at Nanjo City Regional Product Center Sale
Parking Lot
Available (150spaces)
* Nanjo City Regional Product Center (Ganju Station Nanjo), Cape Chinen Park
Credit Card
Not available
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Temporary suspension:Closed until June 26, 2020 (Information as of June 22, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (However, admission is prohibited depending on the rain conditions, rain gear is prepared by yourself)
Infant friendly
Yes (* Admission by stroller is not possible)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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